Demo in process, Still Life in Chalk Pastel class

I am working on a two week pastel painting, a demo for my Tuesday night class. I will finish it up next week, but here are some in-progress images… Note that I am keeping as loose as possible, with overlapping edges that I can refine as needed. Symmetrical objects like vase usually need tweaking near … Read more

An enjoyable evening at Las Juntas Artist Association

This is me, demonstrating still life painting for a most gracious group of artists in Pleasant Hill, the Las Juntas Artist Association.    This is the second time I painted in front of this group… The first time, five years or so ago, I did an burnt umber underpainting and partial grisaille of a teapot … Read more

Friday Figure Drawing, portrait demo (unfinished)

model:  Chiyo Materials: Borden and Riley gray pastel paper, limited palette of white, yellow ochre, sanguine/red ochre, black: conte, charcoal and pastel Time: about 60 minutes Process:  1.Combination of gesture and blocking in values using vine charcoal, 20 minutes +-, 2. Hatching in colors, refining shapes and proportions, hair is black and sanguine, with white … Read more